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High Falls Gorge


High Falls Gorge is especially spectacular in the winter months. Come for a nature walk, and gasp at the spectacular ice formations on seven hundred feet of frozen waterfalls. Afterwards, roast marshmallows over a warm campfire and enjoy complimentary hot beverages. It is a truly unforgettable part of the Adirondack experience.

-Allow at least 45 minutes for your walk through this living lesson in natural history

-Self-guided tours

-Close to Whiteface Mountain and Lake Placid

The half mile round trip walk over groomed paths, steel bridges and walkways provide visitors with safe access and spectacular views of stunning ice formations. The trail is cleared daily, easy to use ice cleats are provided and the bridges and walkways have 4 foot fencing for your safety. 


Russell Skadl

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
We have visited High Falls Gorge several times. Each trip has been a new experience. I recommend visiting at different times of the year for different experience. The waterfall walk is partially handicap accessible. The rest of the walk involves stairs, but nothing too strenuous. The walkway gets you down into the gorge for a unique view and experience of the falls. We decided to stay for lunch at the in-house River View Cafe. The food was much better than we expected. Everyone in our group was more than satisfied with lunch, and dessert was even better. Very nice selection of beverages. Probably one of the best cups of coffee I had all weekend. Very nice gift shop on the premises. Even if you don't plan to do the waterfall walk or the cafe, if you're driving by, its worth it to stop into the gift shop. They seem to update the items for sale periodically offering new keepsake items to remember your trip.

Jordan B

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Nice falls, well-built boardwalk, good distribution of informative signs. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because we weren't told that over half of the park was closed (picnic area closed for a private function, hiking trails closed due to weather) until after we paid. Furthermore, $8 gets you access to every state park ($8/car/day) - many of which have amazing waterfalls and hiking trails. This is a nice place for people who are okay with spending a bit more money and prefer a maintained walking surface but in terms of overall quality and bang for your buck I would encourage you to check out some of the parks in the area.

The Guys Tech

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Absolutely breathtaking. With all of the terrible things happening around the world, a place like this fills you with a wonderful feeling of just how beautiful this world really is. My 10 year old daughter and my mother loved it loved it loved it. So did I obviously. A MUST SEE and experience when you come up this way.

Miriam Kircher

Monday, May 28, 2018
Price was a bit steep for what you got. Also when we saw online that it has glass walkways that was a big attraction for us. Sadly they are more like foggy glass overlooks. It was an enjoyable walk and a beautiful place but all in all we won't spend the money to come again.

Daisy Miller

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Great day trip. Beautiful drive and fantastic views. We went as a family for my birthday. 2 adults and 3 kids ages 9-18. Walk took about an hour, paths were well maintained and clean. Lots of other friendly visitors. People with a fear of heights should be advised that portions of the trail are over the gorge itself. The gift shop was large and full of unique items. The restaurant was pricey and had limited items but the staff was courteous and the food was delicious. I would definitely like to return.

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